Published On : Wed, Nov 28th, 2018

‘Octave@Nagpur’ aims to showcase North Eastern culture

Nagpur: West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur in association with city-based South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC) is all set to organize ‘Octave@Nagpur’ between Dec 1 and Dec 4 this year at SCZCC, Civil Lines.

The festival will showcase crafts, attires and dance forms of North Eastern states of India.

“The festival seeks to provide a platform to artists and craftsmen of the eight North Eastern states including Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh,” said Furkan Khan, Director, West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur while addressing the press conference on Wednesday. Dr Deepak S Khirwadkar, Director, SCZCC was also present on this occasion.

“Around 350 artists who have already reached in city and started the preparations are eagerly waiting to present the beauty and aesthetics of their culture,” he said and also mentioned that the first edition of Octave festival was organized in Delhi back in 2006 and the city will be holding this event for the second time.

The four-day function will be inaugurated by Union Minster Nitin Gadkari. Mayor Nanda Jichkar, Guardian Minister Chandrashekar Bawankule, MLA Sudhakarrao Deshmukh, chief engineer Koradi power plant, Abhay Harane and chief engineer Khaparkheda power plant Rajesh Patil will prominently present on this occasion.

The schedule of the event is as follows:

Dec 1 – Inauguration and choreographed folk performances 6.30-9 pm

Dec 2 – Manipuri Rass (Manipur) and Folk performance 6.30-9 pm

Dec 3 – Sattarita Dance (Assam) and Folk performances 6.30-9 pm

Dec 4 – Instrumental (Assam) and Choreographed folk performance 6.30-9 pm